Object Title

Dagger

Dagger

Date

1900-1930

Object Number

X.173

Physical Description

Short, two-edged blade set at right angles to an aluminium grip shaped to fit the hand. A steel knuckle guard protects the lower three fingers when the dagger is used with a punching action. Brown leather sheath with belt loop.

Dimensions

Dimensions: length (dagger) 160 mm (6.3 in.), length ( blade): 125 mm (4.9 in.), length (sheath): 163 mm (6.4 in.) Weight: dagger: 0.4 lb (7oz.), sheath: 0.06 lb (1 oz.)

Inscriptions and Marks

Grip, stamped: ROBBINSDUDLEY

Associations

Places Britain

Notes

A similar example is illustrated in F.J.Stephens, 'Fighting Knives...', London, 1980, p.48. no.219. During the First World War, the company Robbins of Dudley in Worcestershire produced fighting knives, some of distinctive types (p.47).